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Tax Prep Software

by cnetstuph / February 2, 2014 1:56 AM PST

TurboTax, TaxAct, and H&R Block are the big ones, and they all differ in what they offer for use with Macs (e.g., online vs. CD versions).

Would like to hear of your experiences (the good, the bad, and the ugly!) with any of them, and your recommendations.

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I've had no problems with TurboTax these last few years,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 2, 2014 9:08 AM PST
In reply to: Tax Prep Software

but remember that they all offer slightly different stuff for both platforms, not just Mac.

Tried TaxAct once but never again. Couldn't even import from the previous year.

Never tried H&R Block


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Re: Tax Software
by Bob Hood / February 7, 2014 10:28 AM PST

I've been using Turbo Tax Deluxe - with State (I live in a state with income tax) for about 15 years. I find it very easy to use, though I don't follow the scripted path, but just jump to each necessary form, as I have been preparing my own taxes for over 50 years - and at one time worked part-time for H&R Block.

My returns have ranged from the absurdly simple to very complex - and TurboTax has handled them all very well. The program has adroitly handled everything from deductions for Salvation Army donations to Schedule C (I was a self-employed consultant) to rental real estate to capital gains. I would strongly recommend the program to anyone who has more than a 1040A return!

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